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  • ESPN SCRUBS HUNTER S. THOMPSON BUSH BASH

    05/24/2004 7:27:35 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 93 replies · 11,523+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 5/24/04 | Matt Drudge
    Hunter S. Thompson's ESPN column was scrubbed of controversy late Monday afternoon when online editors worried the famed gonzo journalist had gone too far. In a column entitled, "Let's Go to the Olympics," Thompson went off on the Abu Ghraib prison picture scandal, exclaiming: "Not even the foulest atrocities of Adolf Hitler ever shocked me so badly as these [Abu Ghraib] photographs did." But after being linked to the DRUDGE REPORT, a top editor demanded the sentence be immediately edited --without Thompson's okay, according to an ESPN.com staffer. "Hunter can go too far sometimes," the Bristol-based ESPN employee told the...